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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2019.

Exports: Copper ores and concentrates

Copper ores and concentrates, the No. 137 export by value totaled $188.66 million for the month of February, $351.66 million through February of 2019, and $1.82 billion for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$253.13 M
2Bulgaria$28.78 M
3Japan$27.79 M
4Canada$16.99 M
5Georgia$15.7 M
6Spain$7.71 M
7China$695,760
8Singapore$564,130
9Malaysia$122,188
10Dominican Republic$70,673
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $351.66 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $253,103,305
2Port of Vancouver, Wash. $72,255,732
3Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. $10,551,281
4Port of New Orleans $7,714,501
5Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $6,213,400
6Port of Los Angeles $401,883
7Port of Long Beach $241,586
8Low-Valued Imports and Exports $229,694
9Port of New York $191,422
10Port Miami $154,169

U.S. exports of Copper ores and concentrates increased 17.00 percent through February to $351.66 million

U.S. exports of Copper ores and concentrates increased 17.00 percent from $300.56 million to $351.66 million through the first two months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 137 through February among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 151 for the last full year with a total value of $1.82 billion, a $99.9 million, 5.82 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Bulgaria, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Georgia. The leading gateways were No. 1 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 2 Port of Vancouver, Wash., No. 3 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 2 Port of Vancouver, Wash., No. 3 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Skagway, Alaska.

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $253,128,747
2Bulgaria $28,782,245
3Japan $27,789,256
4Canada $16,994,375
5Georgia $15,700,000
6Spain $7,709,313
7China $695,760
8Singapore $564,130
9Malaysia $122,188
10Dominican Republic $70,673

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Phoenix/Nogales $458,934,555
2Portland/Columbia-Snake River $271,169,648
3Detroit $36,085,064
4New Orleans $8,431,321
5Los Angeles $1,621,849
6Norfolk $477,403
7Miami $475,611
8New York City $426,020
9Charleston $303,506
10Duluth, Minn. $267,715

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. rose 39.88 percent compared to last year to $253.1 million.
  • Port of Vancouver, Wash. fell 17.45 percent compared to last year to $72.26 million.
  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. fell 24.98 percent compared to last year to $10.55 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 8.5 percent compared to last year to $7.71 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 16.74 percent compared to last year to $6.21 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Mexico increased $72.19 million, 39.9 percent, (71.98 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Bulgaria increased $28.78 million, 0 percent, (8.18 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Japan increased $27.71 million, 34637 percent, (7.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Canada decreased $4.56 million, 21.16 percent, (4.83 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 Georgia increased $15.7 million, 0 percent, (4.46 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.37 percent of all these Copper ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $342.39 million of the $351.66 million total.

All totaled, 99.48 percent of all these Copper ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $349.84 million of the $351.66 million total